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Sen. Matt Lesser filibusters bill for trade groups to supply you wellness plans


Mar 18, 2023

The Insurance coverage coverage and Actual Estate Committee hit a roadblock Tuesday when Sen. Matt Lesser, D-Middletown, spent several hours questioning Committee Co-Chair Rep. Kerry Wood, D-Rocky Hill, extra than Dwelling Bill 6710, which would permit trade associations to supply you substantial group wellness plans to their members.

The bill would make presented a new, potentially a lot extra expense-helpful insurance coverage coverage option for small organizations and nonprofits, and it has bipartisan help. But the legislation has met with potent opposition from patient advocates concerned that such plans could destabilize the insurance coverage coverage marketplace location and might maybe discriminate against people with illness or injuries.

Lesser in the finish wrapped up his queries promptly just after he described he spoke offline to Gov. Ned Lamont’s workers, who supplied to “mediate” extra than difficulties he’d raised. The committee passed the bill (Lesser voted “no”) it now proceeds to the Dwelling.

[READ MORE: CT legislature considers trade association health plans]

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Erica covers monetary improvement for CT Mirror. Ahead of moving to Connecticut to join the workers she worked in Los Angeles for public radio’s Marketplace and, just prior to that, for the Wall Street Journal’s L.A. bureau. She grew up in Minneapolis, MN, graduated from Haverford College and earned a master’s in journalism from the University of Southern California.

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